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Lady Rebs show huge heart

Lady Rebs Show Huge Heart
Even if you didn’t make the cold trek to Danville Saturday night to watch the Lady Rebs open their basketball season you’ve probably heard about or will read about it. As one of about 100 Casey residents in attendance I have to admit that the night wasn’t looking that exciting. The girls trailed Danville most of the game and to say that fans from both teams were unhappy with the officials would be a major understatement.
Coach Salyers was T’d up early in the game and a second came early in the third that sent him to the locker room. Assistant Coach Stacy Terry stepped in and received her own technical shortly after the refs missed a foul to Jamie Wesley. That blow to the head left blood on the court and sent Wesley to the hospital. It also sent one fan home early but saw the late arrival of three others (Danville Police Officers). All in all, there were 58 fouls called, split evenly between the two teams.
The Casey squad was down by 17 (49-32) early in the 4th quarter and it appeared that their night was done. But by the 2:19 mark the scoreboard showed our girls in the lead (50-52) following a drive by Nicole Coffman that put two on the board and sent her to the line for another two. After numerous points on turnovers and foul shots by several of the girls, Coffman found 8th grader Lakken Miller open in the corner for a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
I give you that background to say this — I don’t know if was for their coaches, for their fallen teammate or perhaps just for pride, but those Lady Rebels showed huge heart. If that game is any indication, this season should be full of drama and excitement. The coaches can teach X’s and O’s but the spirit, drive and tenacity those girls displayed can’t be taught, they were born with that. Keep up the great job girls! GO LADY REBS!

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